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Category Archives: Workers Comp Benefits

Can You Receive Workers’ Compensation if Injured Driving into Work?

Because Vermont is a rural state, many people drive an hour or more to get to work each day. All this time on the road increases the odds of a car crash, especially when snow and slush cover the road. One question we receive atLarson & Gallivan Law is whether these commuters can receive workers’ …

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Dispelling Six Myths About Workers’ Compensation Claims in Vermont

Were you or a loved one hurt while on the job in Vermont? You are far from alone. While every employee in our state deserves safe, fair working conditions, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that nearly 7,000 Vermonters are injured on the job each year. When a workplace injury or workplace illness forces …

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Can You Receive Workers’ Compensation for Toxic Exposure at Work?

Many workplaces have dangerous chemicals that a worker can inhale or absorb through their skin. These toxic chemicals may lead to serious diseases and illnesses.. The Vermont workers’ compensation system exists to help workers injured on the job. Fortunately, a toxic exposure at work will usually qualify for compensation. Larson & Gallivan Law stands ready …

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Vermont Estate Allowed to Proceed with Workers’ Compensation Claim Following Employee’s Death

Vermont’s workers’ compensation law provides certain benefits to the spouse and dependent family members of employees who die as the result of a work-related injury or illness. Typically, such claims must be submitted within six months of the employee’s death. But failure to meet this deadline may be excused if there is proof the employer …

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Are Seasonal Workers Eligible for Workers’ Compensation?

Many Vermont industries rely on seasonal workers to fill critical worker shortages during parts of the year. Many are hired to work on farms during the summer and fall, or they work in the tourist industry. Vermont is a destination for skiers and those enjoying the snow, so seasonal employment opportunities are as plentiful in …

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What to Expect When You Seek Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Vermont

Workplace injuries in Vermont can be disorienting and devastating. Nobody expects to get hurt on the job whether they are in a dangerous industry like construction or trucking, or involved in white-collar work in an office setting. Yet serious work injuries can happen in any type of workplace, and it is essential to find out …

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Can I File a Lawsuit in Addition to Seeking Workers’ Compensation in Vermont?

Workplace accidents in Vermont can be devastating, resulting in debilitating injuries that require substantial medical care and many missed workdays and lost wages. After a workplace accident, one of the most important ways to seek compensation is to file a workers’ compensation claim. Yet you may be frustrated that you are only permitted to seek …

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Is There a Workers’ Compensation Death Benefit?

Work is one of the most dangerous places to be. Thousands of people are injured on the job, and about a dozen people lose their lives each year in Vermont while working. Losing a loved one to a work-related accident is painful. In addition to grief, many surviving family members are left with fears about …

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Understanding Vocational Rehabilitation, and the Disputes that may Arise

Someone injured at work might never be able to return to their job. However, with additional training or education, they might transition to a different job, either within their company or in a completely different field. This will allow them to return to work and begin supporting themselves. Vocational rehabilitation is an important workers’ compensation …

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Can I Choose My Own Workers’ Comp Doctor?

It makes sense that any time you are injured or sick, you have the right to go see your own personal doctor. Unfortunately, after sustaining an injury or occupational illness at work, some employers will tell you that is not the case. Many employers will tell you that you must see a doctor of their …

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